New shorthand textbook launched

 A new NCTJ shorthand textbook was launched today at the Society of Editors’ conference.

NCTJ Teeline Gold Standard for Journalists by Marie Cartwright, NCTJ chief examiner for shorthand, was met with acclaim by delegates attending the conference at the Stansted Radisson Hotel.

Kim Fletcher, NCTJ chairman, thanked Marie for all her hard work. He was joined in congratulating the author by other delegates who enjoyed a glass of champagne provided by Pearson, publisher of the new textbook.

Marie said: “Shorthand remains a vital skill for a journalist and even though it can be challenging for some learners to achieve the NCTJ's gold standard of 100 wpm, the time and effort spent is well worth it.”

NCTJ Teeline Gold Standard for Journalists is available at the NCTJ eStore along with a range of other books vital for a career in journalism.